Many moons ago, when I was working on an automatic projectile and powder bag loading system for the M109 155mm self propelled howitzer, we played around with Time on Target. We were able to get three shots off with the M109 using our robotic ammo handling system, and have all three projectles land on target with a fraction of a second. You have to loft the first shot so it takes a long time to reach the target. The second shot is not lofted as high, and the third shot was sort of a blooper. But it worked.
What was really neat, is that we were able to get three shots off, extract our modified M109 self propelled howitzer, move 1/2 a mile and dig the gun back in in less than four minutes. That was called shoot and scoot. It was to avoid counter battery fire.
Isn't that what you just described MRSI, or "Multiple rounds simultaneous impact"?
Time on target should be when different firing units fire from different positions and the first rounds land all at once.
The point of MRSI is to do time on target with a single gun or fewer guns, or an even greater impact with the same number of guns.
I'm aware of that :)
My question was mostly directed towards figuring out the correct terminology as English is not my native, nor my working language.
The correct terminology (in English) is "Time On Target artillery fire"..It is shortened to TOT(Tee Oh Tee)..It is possible the army of your area never developed it, ergo, there may not be an equivalent term inn Estonian?
The Americans were experimenting with it in the thirties, first used it in combat on Guadalcanal, and perfected it in Europe before the war was over..
Time on target is nothing new for us. After all, it is just about taking into account the different times of flight from various firing positions. Why I ask is because there seems to be some confusion between MRSI and ToT on these boards.
ToT = first rounds from each troop/battery land at the same time. Achieved by just timing the opening salvo
MRSI = All the rounds from each gun land at the same time. Achieved by varying angle of fire and charges.
< Message edited by String -- 4/30/2015 11:58:16 AM >
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